It’s Fashion Month, and we are all mentally in AW 2010. Trust me, I’m as excited as everyone else to get my hands on a shearling coat, new chunky booties, and maybe something with a little bit of, um, velvet. (And I can’t wait to see what Lanvin and Isabel Marant do in Paris).
Everyone is talking and writing about fall, but in the real world, I confess I'm craving spring. Especially the shoes.
The ultimate rite of spring passage is when you can get a pedicure and walk around in completely impractical shoes, knowing that you can step off a curb without sinking up to your ankles in sludge.
Color and whimsy should rule in the spring. We're sick of grey skies and salt-splattered cars. And with Alice in Wonderland everywhere in fashion right now, I want to embrace the wackiness. This season, shoes don't have to be dainty or simply strappy.
For days when I'm feeling frou frou, Miu Miu’s satin mary janes decorated with critters and daisies would perk up my neutral wardrobe. As would the swoon-worthy Gallianos' adorned with feathers, Swiss dots, and pearlized gumball heels.
To complement the rest of my wardrobe, I'll be seeking out multi-seasonal open-toed booties. Alexander Wang’s Freja zip-up version will remain on my computer browser until I can figure out how to actually pay for them. And Balenciaga's tribal booties are fun to contemplate.
In the meantime, I’m pulling on wool socks and watching the Paris shows, waiting for my feet to thaw out.
What are you looking forward to wearing this spring?